“What would you do if I gave you a hundred dollars?” a seventeen-year-old asked his friends. The story moves from the hypothetical to the real when the storyteller, now an adult, actually gives one hundred dollars to a child at Christmas. He wasn’t giving a hundred dollars, though; he was building a dream.
This story in “One Hundred Dollars” shows what it means to be a true missionary for the Holy Spirit. When we carry the Sound and Light of God to others, we should strive to build their dreams, not our own.
The spiritual exercise given in this talk is similar to the exercise in “The Silver Dollar”: Do one small deed of love, each day, expecting nothing in return.
Try this new exercise: do two acts of pure love each day.
Cross-reference: chapter 3, The Drumbeat of Time, Mahanta Transcripts, Book 10
- The Temple of ECK—a Special Presence
- Those Who Love Life
- The Hypothetical Hundred Dollars
- A Missionary for ECK